Matthew Pearce, who was born in England in Kings Langley, a village about 30 kilometres from London, arrived in Sydney aboard the "Surprise" in October 1794.
On July 22, 1795, he received a grant of 160 acres (64.75 hectares) of land, which he named Kings Langley. His son Woodward Pearce settled on the northern side of the farm, and his house looked out on seven hills, from which the district got its name.
Matthew Pearce died in 1831, aged 69, and was buried in St Johns cemetery, Parramatta. His widow, who died in 1840 was interred in the same grave. Later, the family established a private cemetery on their estate and the remains of Matthew Pearce and his wife were moved there.
Aerial photographs of Kings Langley taken in 1969, before development of the suburb started, show that there were very few trees on the area - mostly only growing along water courses, and some on high tops. Developers planted ten thousand trees throughout the estate, replacing those cleared a century ago to provide open space for grazing.
In September 1973 about 130 homes were under construction, and some had already been completed. Homesites in Kings Langley were available from $14,000, and four bedroom house and land packages were available from $39,950.
Kings Langley was one of the first suburbs in Sydney to have all services, such as power and phone lines, placed underground to preserve a park like environment. This also allows the suburb to visually age a lot slower in comparison to suburbs with power poles.
Today, Kings Langley is a highly sort after suburb due to its ease of access to all the major roads such as the M2 & M7 Motor Ways and Windsor Rd linking North, South, East & West. Plus the close proximity to Blacktown, Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, The Norwest Business Park in Bella Vista, Rouse Hill Shopping Centre, the many facilities at Marsden Park along with the new railway that connects the Northwest to Sydney.
Kings Langley has quickly developed to a suburb with all services, such as 2 Primary Schools, 3 Pre-Schools, 2 shopping centre's consisting of Woolworths, Coles, Bakers Delight, numerous Café’s, dry cleaners, Commonwealth Bank, Doctors, Dentists, Optometrists, Hair Dressers, Newsagents, Award winning Butcher, Multiple Take Away Shops, Restaurants, Real Estate Agents, BWS & Liquor Land, organisations such as Lions, Toastmasters, Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies; many sporting clubs, and a very good bus service running seven days a week.
There are also tennis courts, basketball courts, cricket oval with practice nets, Athletics Track, Rugby League & Soccer fields, bike tracks & a large number of smaller reserves complete with children’s play structures. Not to mention the $1.5 Million Dollar Endeavour Park on James Cook Drive with design features that commemorate Captain Cook’s voyage to Australia on his ship, the Endeavour. Complete with a 30m outline of the Endeavour including its masts, swings to resemble hammocks, multiple BBQ’s & picnic locations, and plenty of play structures and activities for the kids to play.
Kings Langley is beautiful place to bring up your family & a great place to enjoy life.
I’ve always said “Kings Langley is not a suburb – It’s a Community” and that is why I love living here.